Professor Daniel Martin Katz

I had the pleasure of having a wide-ranging conversation with Professor Daniel Martin Katz. Professor Katz is a leader in the legal innovation and legal analytics space. He also is a leader in training lawyers to operate with 21st-century technology and systems and, to that point, is a strong proponent of teaching law from a multidisciplinary perspective, incorporating science, math, and technology into the teaching of law. 

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Lucy Bassli

Lucy Bassli likely needs little introduction. For those who do not know her or her work, you should. She spent a little over 13 years at Microsoft, most recently as Assistant General Counsel, Legal Operations and Contracting. She made news recently by leaving that role to start her own business www.innolegalservices.com and to become Chief Legal Strategist at LawGeex. She is a renowned expert on contracting and what is now known as legal operations. She also has a clear and evident passion for “moving legal services into the modern era by focusing in legal department efficiencies, alternative legal service providers, metrics and data-driven process improvements.” She has spoken extensively on these topics and, on a personal note, she has been someone I have long admired. I had the pleasure of recently speaking with her about her work.

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Puneet Tiwari

I recently spoke with Puneet Tiwari.  Puneet is an experienced litigator and his experience as a litigator inspired him to solve a problem that he frequently encountered when he practiced. He has since co-founded Evichat, which is a legal technology tool designed to “remove the redundancies in mobile collections for law firms.” 

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Shruti Ajitsaria

Shruti Ajitsaria is Counsel and Head of Fuse at Allen & Overy LLP.  The firm is a major leading international law firm. It also has managed to successfully embrace legal technology and legal innovation. Shruti heads up Fuse, which is the firm’s legal technology and legal innovation. I spoke with her to learn more about her work, Fuse, and how legal technology has impacted the practice of law at the firm. 

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Dr. George Beaton

Dr. George Beaton has decades of experience advising law firms with all aspects of running the firm and providing services to clients. He is Executive Chairman of beaton, a management consulting firm. Dr. Beaton also operates the highly regarded The Dialogue on Remaking Law Firms blog and is co-author of the book Remaking Law Firms: Why and How. I asked him for his thoughts on a variety of topics including the ongoing evolution of law firms, his blog, and what law firms can learn from in-house legal teams. 

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Cat Moon

Cat Moon is a true multi-disciplinary lawyer and leader within the legal innovation space. She is an adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School. She has 20 plus years of experience in the world of law, human-centered design, and agile project management. She is also a co-founder  of Legal Alignment helping change the way lawyers work and clients receive legal services via DASH an “an elegant, agile and interoperable legal workflow platform.” As if that weren’t enough, she also is the founder of Ledger.Law, where she helps legal professionals navigate the emerging world of blockchain. 

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Ivy Grey

Ivy Grey is an experienced bankruptcy and distressed transactions attorney as well as an entrepreneurial legal tech innovator. She worked on numerous complex major bankruptcy matters prior to her entering the world of legal technology. Ivy created American Legal Style for PerfectIt, which is a proofreading and editing MS Word add-in for lawyers. 

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Alex Hamilton

Alex Hamilton is the co-founder of Radiant Law as well as a leader in the legal technology and legal innovation spaces. Prior to co-founding Radiant Law, he worked for several years as a lawyer on technology deals and business process outsourcing deals. Radiant Law is not your typical law firm. The firm combines outsourcing and technology to transform the practice of law as applied to commercial contracts. 

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Eli Mattern

Eli Mattern is a lawyer and a leading legal technology entrepreneur. She practiced law as a legal aid attorney for five years before making the switch to legal tech and legal startups. She co-founded and is CEO of SavvySuit, which “build[s] access to justice software and products for the private bar.” I asked her about her work in using legal tech in helping increase access to justice, what lessons she has learned from working within the legal tech space, and what legal tech she has created and is now working on. 

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Charlotte Tschider

Professor Charlotte Tschider is the Lead Affiliated Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Law program. She is also Owner/Principal for Cybersimple Security, an international privacy and security consulting company. Professor Tschider serves on the ABA’s Cyberspace Law Committee and writes on a variety of technology law topics, including her new book, International Cybersecurity and Privacy Law in Practice (Wolters Kluwer 2018). I had the pleasure of speaking with her about thoughts on legal tech. 

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Edward Andrew

Edward Andrew is a former barrister, headhunter and entrepreneur. He is the founder of The Human Consultancy. For over 20 years he has worked with law firms around the globe and helping lawyers manage their careers. He states on his LinkedIn profile, he has been “an entrepreneur since 2001 I have built, owned and operated legal recruitment businesses in London, Sydney and Delhi including agency and technology (Saas).” 

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Ed Waters

I recently chatted with Ed Walters. Ed is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, a software company that has quickly become one of the world’s largest legal publishers. He also is an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches The Law of Robots, a course that examines the law governing drones, robots and autonomous machines. Prior to this work, he was an attorney with a large DC law firm where he focused his practice on corporate advisory work and intellectual property litigation. 

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Ron Friedmann

Ron Friedmann is a lawyer and thought leader in legal innovation space with over twenty years of experience in the legal field. He currently is a consultant with Fireman & Company and operates his own website entitled Prism Legal. His experience has allowed him to assist countless lawyers solve their toughest challenges. I spoke with him recently about his thoughts on the current state of play within the legal innovation realm. 

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Stephanie Corey

Legal Operations is both a growing as well as an increasingly important field. The recent creation and rapid rise of CLOC (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium) has put a spotlight on the field. I recently spoke with a leader in that field, Stephanie Corey. She co-founded and has been a member of the executive team of CLOC and recently co-founded a legal operations consulting firm, UpLevel Ops. 

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Larry Bridgesmith

I recently spoke with Larry Bridgesmith, who is Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University and a leading voice in the legal innovation space. He has more than 30 years of experience in the dispute resolution and innovation fields. He also co-founded LPM Alignment, which is the first approved training program in the US for the International Institute for Legal Project Management’s (IILPM) LPM certification program.

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Dan Linna

I recently spoke with Professor Dan Linna, Professor of Law in Residence and the Director of LegalRnD – The Center for Legal Services Innovation at Michigan State University College of Law. I wanted to hear his thoughts on the meaning of lean innovation, lean thinking, and his experience teaching lean thinking to law students. Dan Linna is also very well known, of course, for his leading and groundbreaking expertise in the area of lean thinking as applied to the delivery of legal services. 

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Josh Kubicki

Josh Kubicki is a leader in the legal innovation space. As he puts it on his website, he is “your friendly legal market intraprenuer.” His career has focused on building whether it has been services and products to meet the needs of business and legal teams to new business models, service models, or growth strategies. I had the pleasure of speaking with him recently to hear his thoughts on his career and the current changes afoot in the legal industry. 

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Richard Tromans

I recently interviewed Richard Tromans. Richard Tromans is the founder and editor of the popular legal tech website Artificial Lawyer. He is also popular on Twitter. He is also the Founder of TromansConsulting, a London-based consulting company for legal service providers and law firms. He is quoted frequently at conferences and law firm events, especially on the topics of artificial intelligence and smart contracts. 

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Charlie Uniman

I recently chatted with Charlie Uniman, an experienced lawyer, startup enthusiast, and legal tech advocate who recently founded a new and free social network for anyone with an interest in the legal tech startups community entitled Legal Tech StartUp Focus. We had a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion about legal tech, practicing law in today’s legal environment and his new startup venture. 

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